|ROOM OR AREA||SEPARATION AND/OR PROTECTION|
|Furnace room where any piece of equipment is over 400,000 Btu per hour input||1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system|
|Rooms with boilers where the largest piece of equipment is over 15 psi and 10 horsepower||1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system|
|Refrigerant machinery room||1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system|
|Hydrogen cutoff rooms, not classified as Group H||1 hour in Group B, F, M, S and U occupancies; 2 hours in Group A, E, |
I and R occupancies.
|Incinerator rooms||2 hours and provide automatic sprinkler system|
|Paint shops, not classified as Group H, located in occupancies other than Group F||2 hours; or 1 hour and provide automatic sprinkler system|
|Laboratories and vocational shops, not classified as Group H, located in a Group E or I-2 occupancy||1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system|
|Laundry rooms over 100 square feet||1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system|
|Group I-3 cells equipped with padded surfaces||1 hour|
|Waste and linen collection rooms located in either Group I-2 occupancies or ambulatory care facilities||1 hour|
|Waste and linen collection rooms over 100 square feet||1 hour or provide automatic sprinkler system|
|Stationary storage battery systems having a liquid electrolyte capacity of more than 50 gallons for flooded lead-acid, nickel cadmium or VRLA, or more than 1,000 pounds for lithium-ion and lithium metal polymer used for facility standby power, emergency power or uninterruptable power supplies||1 hour in Group B, F, M, S and U occupancies; 2 hours in Group A, E, I and R occupancies.|
|For SI: 1 square foot = 0.0929 m2, 1 pound per square inch (psi) = 6.9 kPa, 1 British thermal unit (Btu) per hour = 0.293 watts, 1 horsepower = 746 watts, 1 |
gallon = 3.785 L.
Incidental uses located within single occupancy or mixed occupancy buildings shall comply with the provisions of this section. Incidental uses are ancillary functions associated with a given occupancy that generally pose a greater level of risk to that occupancy and are limited to those uses listed in Table 509.
Incidental uses shall not be individually classified in accordance with Section 302.1. Incidental uses shall be included in the building occupancies within which they are located.
Where Table 509 specifies a fire-resistance-rated separation, the incidental uses shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire barrier constructed in accordance with Section 707 or a horizontal assembly constructed in accordance with Section 711, or both. Construction supporting 1-hour fire barriers or horizontal assemblies used for incidental use separations in buildings of Type IIB, IIIB and VB construction is not required to be fire-resistance rated unless required by other sections of this code.
Where Table 509 permits an automatic sprinkler system without a fire barrier, the incidental uses shall be separated from the remainder of the building by construction capable of resisting the passage of smoke. The walls shall extend from the top of the foundation or floor assembly below to the underside of the ceiling that is a component of a fire-resistance-rated floor assembly or roof assembly above or to the underside of the floor or roof sheathing, deck or slab above. Doors shall be self- or automatic-closing upon detection of smoke in accordance with Section 7188.8.131.52. Doors shall not have air transfer openings and shall not be undercut in excess of the clearance permitted in accordance with NFPA 80. Walls surrounding the incidental use shall not have air transfer openings unless provided with smoke dampers in accordance with Section 710.7.